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a pair of shoes與 They 的關係

我想請問以下的句子:

第一句有 ..a pair of shoes...

而第二句是 They are...緊連接著

例如:

Do you have a really comfortable pair of shoes? They may be slippers or tennis shoes.

I have a pair of shoes like that. They are so comfortable that I could probably fall asleep in them.

(句子擷取網路文章http://ezinearticles.com/?A-New-Pair-of-Shoes&id=5...

請問,

(1)為什麼次句的主詞一定要用 "They" , 而不用 "It"

(2)如果是以"一雙"為重點的話,次句用 "It" 不是比較合理嗎?

(3)那假設把上面問題中的 "shoes" 改成 "pants"的話,(或其他單字),

是不是也有這樣的用法?

即: ... a pair of paints... They are...

謝謝

已更新項目:

To ほし與 fafa:

謝謝你們的回答

1.關於 句中有 the/my shoes後用they,即採用複數動詞的用法,我完全非常贊同你們的回答

2.但我對於此句子的用法,是著重在:

如果把 "a pair of"放在shoes的前面時,

是否與 "There is a pair of shoes."此句的動詞一樣,可用單數?

因為都是講 "一"雙,而非"兩"隻,

謝謝

2 個已更新項目:

To "Mevan Juan"及" T C Hung" :

1.感謝你們的回答,我明白了.

2.我最近又看到一個相似的題目,

感到很疑惑,不知可否也幫我解答,謝謝!

(選擇題)

My friends bought me a blue pair of jeans.

________nice on me.

(A)They look

(B) It looks

(C) This pair looks

(D) The pair of jeans looks

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  • T C H
    Lv 6
    1 0 年前
    最佳解答

    其實很簡單先看 Do you have a (really comfortable) pair of shoes? They may be slippers or tennis shoes. 問句應該沒問題吧! 而答案可以是複數也可以是單數. 在此既然是slippers or tennis shoes當然用They. 如果要用單數,則句子為: It may be a pair of slippers or (a pair of) tennis shoes.

    再看 I have a pair of shoes like that. They are so comfortable that I could probably fall asleep in them.在此fall asleep in them如果改為單數fall asleep in this pair of shoes.則前面就可以改為It is so comfortable整句就是:It is so comfortable that I could probably fall asleep in this pair of shoes.

    你可以用單數那就是a pair of shoes 也可以是複數那就是shoes (slippers tennis shoes)

    參考資料: myself
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  • 1 0 年前

    (1)為什麼次句的主詞一定要用 "They" , 而不用 "It"

    因為主詞是 shoes 所以要用 they.

    (2)如果是以"一雙"為重點的話,次句用 "It" 不是比較合理嗎?

    A pair of shoes 的主詞還是 shoes, a pair 並不是重點. A pair 只是

    在說 "一雙" 而不是 "二雙". 就算它是 three pairs, 100 pairs,主詞

    仍是 shoes. 而次句還是在說 shoes 對吧? 所以還是要用 they.

    (3)那假設把上面問題中的 "shoes" 改成 "pants"的話,(或其他單字),

    是不是也有這樣的用法?

    是的. 如果是 pants, chopsticks, gloves, socks... 都是這樣用. 除非

    你只在說一隻...

    There is one chopstick on the table.

    I lost one glove.

    This sock is white, and that is black.

    (Pants 就不能分開了,因為世界上沒有只有一個褲管的褲子...)

    2007-05-19 00:57:59 補充:

    This sock is white, and that is black. --> This sock is white, and that one is black.

    怕謝打太快了...

    2007-05-19 03:36:34 補充:

    It is so comfortable that I could probably fall asleep in this pair of shoes.

    這裡的 it 不是指 shoes,而是指穿上這雙鞋之後的感覺...

    it 是虛主詞... 不是shoes...

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  • 1 0 年前

    shoes, pants, glasses ...都是同樣用法

    一對 有"兩隻"---所以用 They, 而不是 it

    ex:

    The socks "are" a pair. 這些襪子是一雙

    A pair of birds are nesting in the pear tree. 有一對鳥在梨樹上築巢

    參考資料: 字典
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